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KilimoMart – a Mobile Application for Small-Scale Farmers to Sell their Produce all over the EAC Region

Did you hear about the KilimoMart app which links small-scale farmers in Kenya and Uganda to the regional EAC market? KilimoMart is the result of discussions among small-scale farmers in Uganda who were feeling that they were not benefiting from EA integration sufficiently. They were hearing about integration, but they were not feeling that it…
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Creating Employment for Rural Youths through Cross-Border Trade – Green Beans for Youth

While rural youths are increasingly turning their backs on farming and move to cities to find employment, Shambani Solutions in partnership with Frigoken Ltd developed a project to foster opportunities for youth in rural areas, taking advantage of the opportunities arising from cross-border trade within the East African Community (EAC). They were able to create…
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IIDEA / IRTF call for ideas goes into the next round

The call for idea submission at the beginning of this year led to an overwhelming response. The IIDEA/IRTF team received 54 application. Out of these, 35 passed the basic eligibility criteria and are now being pre-selected by the technical experts from the EAC Secretariat and EAC-GIZ. The 12 top-scored ideas will take part in a…
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Women in Cross-Border Trade Formalise their Business

The IIDEA project carried out by Base for Education Dissemination (BED) collects and documents experiences and success stories of women in cross-border trade in the Mara region of Tanzania and Migori in Kenya with a view to encouraging more women to recognise the competitive advantage of regional trade opportunities and become involved. “We are very…
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Women Cross-border Grain Traders

Enhancing Women’s Participation in Uganda and Kenya The grain sector is probably the most important sub-sector within the agricultural sector. Maize, wheat, rice and pulses are by far the most important food commodities in East Africa. Production of these food staples varies greatly from country to country, creating natural opportunities for trade between East African…
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Standing Strong for Women in the EAC Integration: IIDEA Puts Focus on Women Empowerment

One of the major guiding principles in achieving the EAC integration is a people-centred and private sector led development as provided for in the Treaty for the establishment of the EAC. The GIZ-EAC Programme “Support to the East African Community Integration Process” is committed to supporting equal participation and representation of the interests of women…
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#timesup Press for Progress: International Women’s Day 2018

Time is Now. Press for Progress East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania Each year, on the 8th of March, the World celebrates the International Women’s Day.  It is an opportunity for GIZ -EAC and its partner the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat to join the rest of the world in taking stock of women’s achievements…
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IIDEA Concludes Due Diligence with Profemme Twesehamwe

A team from IIDEA visited Profemme Twesehamwe (PFTH), a NGO registered in Rwanda working on women’s rights and gender equality. The purpose of this visit was to ascertain its financial and technical capability to implement their approved project. This innovative project seeks to strengthen cross-border businesses of women-led SMEs involved in the trade of grains…
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